New Zealand has got one of the highest rates of youth suicide in the world, it's a big issue. People who try to kill themselves are always experiencing some really heavy problems. Often these will be some of the things that are mentioned in this site, such as depression, unresolved grief, relationship hassles, confusion about sexuality or stress as a result of things that are going on for them. It's tragic when people kill themselves because there are people out there who can help them to work it out so that they can get on top of things again.
There are a number of signs you can watch out for if you are worried that a mate might be thinking about committing suicide. These include:
It's really important that if you are thinking about committing suicide or if you are worried about somebody who you know, that you talk about it with someone that you trust as soon as possible. If you can't think of anyone then hit the help button for some contact details of people who can help you.